Frost Dates and Soil Temperature

Tuesday April 9, 2019

On the ends of the growing season, during the early spring and the late fall, it’s important to keep a sharp eye on the weather report. As all Coloradans know, weather during these strong seasons can change on a dime. Here’s some important dates to keep in mind when your out in your garden in the spring and fall. The …

Six Unique Fall Bulbs You Should Try!

Thursday October 4, 2018

During fall bulb season, our shop is a lot like an ice cream parlor. Of course, we have everyone’s favorite flavors like grape hyacinths, bearded irisand tulips. These are the “Cookie Dough” of bulbs – always a treat! But every now and then, you might feel like a “Butter Pecan,” or heck, even a “Pistachio” for your fall garden. if …

Five Reasons Fall Planting is the Best!

Wednesday September 12, 2018

We all know what it feels like when spring is full to bursting in those halcyon days of April and May. What better time could there be to plant your garden? But wise gardeners know to be patient. The fall is just as good, if not better, than the spring for planting perennials, trees and shrubs. Here’s five reasons why! …

Spring Cleaning for Fall

Thursday October 12, 2017

Does your garden look like a bomb went off in the spring? Do you spend the first warm weeks of May just cleaning up the wreck winter has wrought? Well, this year get out ahead with some simple housekeeping now. Remove any plant debris including any old fruits or veggies that have fallen on the ground. Bugs and disease love …

Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?

Thursday September 28, 2017

  The French writer Albert Camus called fall “a second spring where every leaf is a flower.” In Colorado, we are lucky enough to have one of the most dazzling “second spring” color displays in the world. Colorado aspens transformed into a shimmering sea of gold on a warm September afternoon is truly a sight to behold and the next …

Planting Trees in the Fall

Thursday August 31, 2017

Many people think that once fall rolls around, the planting season is over. But September is a actually great time to plant trees, shrubs and perennials. There’s an old proverb we like to recite this time of year – “The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second-best time is right now!” Root Development When planting …

Ask A Gardener – Fall Container Plants

Monday August 21, 2017

Fall is an absolutely wonderful time for container gardening! There’s still many warm, wonderful days ahead to enjoy beautiful flower pots, planters and containers. Here are some of our picks for fabulous fall flowers: Traditonal Favorites These annuals are absolute fall garden stand-bys. They give a beautiful pop of color throughout the season. If you’re looking for that classic autumn …

Ask a Gardener – Winterizing Clay Pots

Wednesday November 9, 2016

Yes, clay pots can crack during the winter. As water freezes, it expands causing fissures and cracks in your pots. It’s the same thing that causes potholes to form in the road. Though it can happen to just about any material, the most susceptible pots are those made of terra cotta and clay. In fact, the very thing that makes …